Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")
>> > for much. But I am opposed to the removal of lilo.
>> > Both grub-legacy and grub-pc use sectors on the hard disk outside
>> > of the master boot record (cylinder 0, head 0, sector 1). In other
>> > words they use cylinder 0, head 0, sector 2 and possibly subsequent
>> > sectors on cylinder 0 head 0.
>> and it sounds very odd: why would they do that when they can use
>> sectors on specified partitions?
> Because the question is "where?".
Inside a file, like LILO does.
> The lilo approach is "inside the filesystem", which can break.
> The grub approach is "right after MBR", which needs room there.
But you can install Grub in a partition (rather than the MBR), so how
does it work then?
>> grub (legacy) can be installed in any partition. IIUC grub2 is limited to
>> being installed in the MBR.
> Due to the differing sizes, yes.
Why does the size make any difference? At least for the Lilo-like
technique, size is not an issue.